PostHeaderIcon My New Dateline: France

Nice, France

Nice, France

For the past 16 months, I have been blogging about the arts from Chicago. It has been called, and rightfully so, the great American city. In the past quarter-century, it also has been recognized as one of the country’s cultural capitals. Any city that boasts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony in summer, the Art Institute of Chicago, Lyric Opera and a theater community unmatched in its vitality and importance can proudly make such a claim.

Starting this week, however, I will be based for several months in France on an extended vacation or, as I like to call it, “sabbatical.” I will be posting less frequently as I get acquainted with my new surroundings—in Vence, nearby Nice and towns along the Cote d’Azur–in June and July. During this period, my reporting may roam beyond the arts (though France hosts many art exhibits and music festivals in summer) to include discoveries I make in my travels.

I will get to Paris toward the end of my visit. In the meantime, my intent is to get to know France in all its rich diversity beyond previous trips solely to the City of Light. I hope you will stay along for the ride. And do send me your comments!

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